Transcript Analyzer for Republican Debate

Dec 4, 2007

The New York Times recently put up a cool data exploration tool to sift through the transcript of the most recent Republican debate. They call it the transcript analyzer. There are three key features:

  1. View where candidates put in their two cents indicated by the blue, highlighted rectangles
  2. Read the actual chunks of transcript for each block
  3. Search the transcript to see when specific words and phrases were used indicated by the smaller gray highlighted rectangles

My particular favorite is the search feature because it really allows readers to dig into the transcript or a reader can find out which candidate is (or isn’t) talking about his or her point of interest and when in the debate the topic was discussed. The intuitive text scrolling is pretty awesome too. Good job, New York Times!

[via Jon Udell]

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